Remembering Vegan Australia in your Will

Thank you very much for considering Vegan Australia when making your Will. We greatly appreciate any financial and moral support in our efforts to do all we can to help animals, people and the planet. We promise that we will work our hardest to ensure any bequests we receive are used as diligently and resourcefully as possible to achieve the best outcome.

Bequests

A bequest is a provision in your Will that names the recipient or partial recipients of your estate.

In making a bequest to Vegan Australia you can specify an amount of money or a percentage of your estate, the remainder of your estate, or other items of personal property such as shares. Whatever the size of your bequest, it is an easy and important way for you to make the contribution of a lifetime. Please see below for more information about making a bequest. Please let us know if you have included Vegan Australia in your Will so that we can ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

There are three common forms of bequests:

  • percentage bequest: You nominate a percentage of your estate to be bequeathed to Vegan Australia. Example of wording:

I give (free of all duties) ____% of my estate to Vegan Australia (ACN 169 219 854) with the written acknowledgment of an authorised officer of Vegan Australia to be accepted by my executors as a full and complete discharge.

  • residual bequest: Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses and specific bequests. The remaining amount - the residue - will be transferred to Vegan Australia. Example of wording:

I give (free of all duties) the residue of my estate to Vegan Australia (ACN 169 219 854) with the written acknowledgment of an authorised officer of Vegan Australia to be accepted by my executors as a full and complete discharge.

  • specific sum: While a specific amount of cash is a common form of bequest it does not allow for inflation. The real value of the gift can prove to be substantially less than intended due to the effects of inflation between the time of making your Will and the allocation of the assets. It is preferable to allocate your estate by one of the above methods. Example of wording:

I give (free of all duties) the sum of $____XX to Vegan Australia (ACN 169 219 854) with the written acknowledgment of an authorised officer of Vegan Australia to be accepted by my executors as a full and complete discharge.

How to change your Will

We recommend you consult a professional legal adviser to make sure the correct wording is used and to ensure all your wishes are met. Including a bequest in your Will is simple and can be done when you make your Will or added with a codicil to an existing Will.

Need to know more?

If you would like to know more please email Vegan Australia info@veganaustralia.org.au. Your enquiry will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Let us know!

Telling us when you have arranged to leave a gift to Vegan Australia in your Will enables us to make the best use of your future gift. It will also allow us to thank you personally, provide you with regular updates on our work, and to recognise your gift - although we of course understand if you prefer to remain anonymous. Thank you for considering Vegan Australia in your Will.